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Jericho, the “City of Palms” is a small city within the Palestinian Territories and Israeli-occupied West Bank. Jericho is touted as the world's oldest city and is believed to be 10,000 years old. Jericho can also feel like the hottest place on earth, due to the fact that – at 274.02 m below sea level – it has its own micro-climate.

Hike up or take the cable car up to the Mountain of Temptation (also Quarantania, “Of the Forty Days”) where is a Greek Orthodox monastery on its slope, whose main relic is the stone on which Jesus Christ prayed during His forty-day fast, preparing for His ministry on Earth, and where He was tempted by Satan.

From the mountain is fantastic view on Jericho and surrounding desert.

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